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Document for May 29th:
Virginia Plan

Virginia Plan

Virginia (Randolph) Plan as Amended (National Archives Microfilm Publication M866, 1 roll); The Official Records of the Constitutional Convention; Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789, Record Group 360; National Archives.

Drafted by James Madison, and presented by Edmund Randolph to the Constitutional Convention on May 29, 1787, the Virginia Plan proposed the foundation of what would become the U.S. Constitution: a strong central government composed of three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.
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